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Governor:Earl Ray Tomblin
Superintendent of Schools:Michael J. Martirano
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:280,958
Number of school districts:57
Number of public schools:758
Number of public school teachers:19,978
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,132
Percent minority students:8.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:52.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.8%
Percent of English-language learners:0.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:32.6%
8th grade math:20.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.0%
8th grade reading:27.2%

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January 19, 2016 - Education Week
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January 12, 2016 - Education Week
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December 8, 2015 - Education Week
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January 16, 2015 - Education Week
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January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts
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